Seems like Baahubali fever is not over yet, as the 100-crore set erected for Rajamouli’s magnum opus has opened to tourists. Prabhas-starrer Baahubali was all the rage on the box office as well as among movie buffs around the world. After completion of the movie, fans who’re missing the Baahubali atmosphere can relive the glory of Mahishmati kingdom at Ramoji Film City in Hyderabad. The 100-acre set has been designed by Sabu Cyril, a National Award-winning artist.
The official website says that the Mahishmati Kingdom is all set to receive its first set of visitors at an entry price of Rs 1250 and Rs 2349. It will include other attractions that are a part of the 1000-acre film studio.
According to Mid Day, a studio official told that Sabu Cyril’s assistants created 1500 sketches to erect this set. He said, “A cumulative of over Rs. 60 crore was spent on creating the sets of the film over two parts. Besides the set, some props too have been retained for visitors to see. We have many film students, cinema lovers and even general public visiting us. At the moment, it’s the spot that is attracting maximum tourists for us.”
Producer Shobu Yarlagadda explained his idea of opening the grand Mahishmati kingdom to the tourists. He said, “The officials at Ramoji approached us with the idea and we were happy to oblige. It took us months to create the set and we were anyway planning to retain the set for later use. What’s better than to feel that we’ve created something for posterity?”
Shobu confirmed that there wouldn’t be any monetary share. There’s no monetary arrangement between the producers of Baahubali and Ramoji Film City.
So, does this grand Mahishmati Kingdom add up to your travel bucket list?